National / International News

US president embarks on Asia tour

BBC - 3 hours 23 min ago
US President Barack Obama departs for a tour of Asia aimed at reassuring allies of his commitment to the region, amid rumbling tensions.

Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes

BBC - 3 hours 36 min ago
Violent protests break out in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police.

VIDEO: Dancer death prompts violent clashes

BBC - 3 hours 41 min ago
Violent protests have broken out in Rio de Janeiro following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police.

UK non-Christian claims 'absurd'

BBC - 4 hours 29 min ago
The UK is a Christian country and those who deny it are "deluding themselves" and ignoring "reality", say two senior Conservative MPs.

'Irresponsible' holiday ad banned

BBC - 5 hours 56 min ago
A television advert for Center Parcs is banned for "irresponsibly" encouraging parents to take holidays during term time.

VIDEO: Pakistan mobile network auction

BBC - 6 hours 27 min ago
The BBC's Nosheen Abbas reports on Pakistan's first 3G and 4G auction and the boost it may give to the nation's economy.

Shakespeare 'a cultural icon' abroad

BBC - 6 hours 33 min ago
William Shakespeare is the UK's greatest cultural icon, according to the results of an international survey released to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth.

Andy Murray heads home for awards

BBC - 6 hours 40 min ago
Andy Murray is back in his home area of Stirlingshire to receive a number of awards and honours, including the freedom of Stirling.

Further fall reported in shop sales

BBC - 6 hours 48 min ago
Scotland's shops report another fall in sales - although they say part of the explanation is the date of Easter.

Referendum pleas on St George's Day

BBC - 6 hours 51 min ago
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and UK Prime Minister David Cameron use the English feast day of St George to make their Scottish independence referendum appeals.

Obama Tours Mudslide Devastation, Pledges Solidarity With Families

NPR News - 7 hours 2 min ago

A month after the devastating mudslide that killed at least 41 people, the president stopped at the tiny town of Oso, where he promised to "be strong right alongside you."

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'A third' can't afford healthy food

BBC - 7 hours 13 min ago
High food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, a survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests.

Conman jailed for tricking pensioner

BBC - 7 hours 17 min ago
A third man is jailed for theft from an 84-year-old with dementia who was conned out of £73,500.

Mystery of 'ocean quacks' solved

BBC - 7 hours 18 min ago
The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound often heard in the Southern Ocean has finally been solved, scientists report.

A&E data 'shows fall in violence'

BBC - 7 hours 28 min ago
Violent crime is continuing to fall in England and Wales, according to a major annual project examining injury data gathered from NHS hospitals.

'High violence rate' at youth prison

BBC - 7 hours 34 min ago
A damning report into a young offenders institute finds violence levels too high, inefficient security and drug usage three times above targets.

Future of the net debated in Brazil

BBC - 7 hours 44 min ago
Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.

Supreme Court Gives Police New Power To Rely On Anonymous Tips

NPR News - 7 hours 53 min ago

The court ruled that police can stop and search a driver based solely on an anonymous 911 tip. The 5-4 decision split the court's two most conservative justices.

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Exam pressure: A tutor's eye view

BBC - 8 hours 1 min ago
Enter the world of the super-tutor

VIDEO: Actress writes her own happy ending

BBC - 8 hours 4 min ago
A woman pioneer in the digital space talks about using technology to create acting opportunities that wouldn't otherwise exist.

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